Writing Glitch 945

Today’s glitch:

Don’t capitalize astronaut.

Change 2 to two. (That sentence must look really scary to people who rely on phonetics alone, rather than context and whatnot, to tell them how to spell a word. *wicked-yet-also-exasperated editor grin*)

An astronaut can be up to two inches taller after spending time in space. The cartilage discs in the spine expand in the absence of gravity.

For anyone who cannot manage significant time in free-fall for un-compressing their spine, I recommend an inversion table; it allows you to use gravity to undo some of what gravity did to your body in the first place. Plus, you can keep one in your home, unlike a space shuttle/station, there’s no increased exposure to radiation while using one, and — this is very important — tall people can use inversion tables, but they can’t become astronauts.





About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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